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How to Live on $0 a Day: Hey Government, I'm Talking to You

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

2010-12-09-obamavideochat.jpgI know we have an image to keep up as a superpower, but you're going to have to cut back on state dinners and other costly social events here and abroad.

The Next Looming Bank Crisis: De-Leveraging

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

Despite several quarters of reported profits, including some that were phenomenal, banks are on thin ice -- with cracks that could turn into fissures at any time.

Fiat Currency Fever: The Causes

Bill Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Baker

Note: Any resemblance of this parody to an article published recently by the New York Times is purely intentional. It is part religion, part politic...

Recipe for a High FICO Credit Score

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Payments history and amounts owed make up the largest slices of the FICO pie, so paying bills on time and sustaining a low credit utilization ratio are key to achieving a high score.

Managing Cash Flow: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

If you ever played Monopoly, you learned that by managing your cash flow wisely, you could buy a bunch of houses and hotels -- and win. If you didn't ...

Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...

Small Businesses Delay Hiring, Wait For Senate To Act

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Small businesses have put hiring, supply buying and real estate expansion on hold as they wait out the vote on a small-business-aid bill that stalled ...

Laura Bassett

Woman FIRED From Temp Job For Having Poor Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four weeks after starting a temporary accounting position at Seattle Bank, Kristin Meaux, 36, says she received a call from the human resources direct...

Laura Bassett

Are Credit Checks Keeping The Jobless Out Of Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After working for the same railroad for 14 years, never missing a house or car payment, Sammy Bailey says he never expected his credit score to keep h...

I've got Facebook friends and Twitter followers - reward me!

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Ashton Kutcher was famous for being the first celebrity to exceed 1 million followers on Twitter (now 5.8m), the famous Zuck has over 850,000 friends ...

The Broken Global Banking System

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

How many Americans understand how broken and defective the banking system as a whole has become? For the crazy facts are these: bankers now borrow from their customers and from taxpayers.

Franchising Is an Alternative to Unemployment if You Can Get Start-Up Financing

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Self-employment is an alternative to unemployment. Yet, determining what kind of business to start, knowing how much money you will need, and what steps to take can be daunting

William Alden

Third Of Americans Can't Get Mortgages, As Interest Rates Hit Record Lows

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as a glut of unsold inventory keeps the housing market from recovering, nearly a third of Americans can't qualify for home mortgages, according t...

William Alden

'Corporate Bloodletting' Subsides As Default Rate Returns To Pre-Crisis Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news for corporations and the people who lend them money: The corporate default rate will likely drop to a pre-crisis level by year's end, accord...

Will Financial Reform End Americans' Addiction To Credit?

AP | By RACHEL BECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The battle over financial regulation is finally over. Now comes the harder part: kicking Americans' love of credit. The financial crisi...

8 Most Deceptive Terms Used in Credit Card Offers

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

0% introductory APR offers are often a good thing. But read the very tiny fine print about how your 0% APR can immediately turn into a 29.99% penalty APR if you're late on a payment.

$30 Billion Is Being Allocated to Boost Small-Business Lending

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Big banks prefer making multimillion-dollar loans to large corporations instead of small-businesses because the fee income is greater and it allows them to hire experts in industries that they want to target.

William Alden

'Home Prices Are Likely To Be Headed Down,' Says Capital One CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Financial Services Conference, Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank was pessimistic about the housing market ...

Parents Are Stealing Their Children's Credit

Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

As if the young didn't have enough privacy issues to worry about. Good Morning America reports an alarming new trend of desperate parents stealing ...

The Triumph of Student Loans

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

The US government has not attempted to make university affordable by stepping in to control costs. Instead, they have focused on offering assistance to pay whatever those costs might be.

New Credit Card Restrictions Can Hurt Small Business Owners

nytimes.com | JACK STACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as banks are beginning to loosen up the reins a bit, the credit-card companies have been ratcheting up their restrictions -- something that can h...

Restoring Trust Is the First Step Forward to Heal from the Financial Crisis

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The poorest of the poor in the microfinance world pay back at rates as high as 99%. Wall Street banks not only did not pay back, they took from us and paid themselves bonuses. Guess they aren't very good bankers are they?

Back to School With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

Have you taken some time off from paying attention to your credit? Whether you need to rebuild your credit or just continue keeping it in check, my number one rule is to be aware.

Credit Still Tightening, Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke Says

nytimes.com | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The level of outstanding credit in the American economy continues to fall as strong and weak banks alike pull back on lending, worsening...

Obama Calls Out Senate Republicans: Pass Small Business Bill

JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passing a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of...